Welcome to our February 2019 Papercraft Business Challenge #15. Our challenges are always “anything goes,” but we do have an optional twist. For February your optional twist is “love and/or Valentine’s Day”. The random drawing prize is “Love You Tons” by Lawn Fawn. Isn’t this the cutest stamp! I don’t have too many Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, but this one is a must for me. Before I get started with my project please check out our PBC rules here. Also, this is “anything goes,” so we welcome ALL paper crafters!
Now for my project…
I’ve decided to create with the optional twist of “love and/or Valentine’s Day”. I fell in love with Concord & 9th’s “Just Love” stamp (I’m always a sucker for floral designs), and I wanted the dies to match. The “Love” dies were perfect for this set. I must confess I decided I could not do without their entire December 2018 release, so much potential! (NOTE: affiliated links are used throughout this post and within thumbnails below at no cost to you.)
I’m also enamored with Altenew’s watercolor markers. They have developed two watercolor marker sets, Spring Garden and Winter Wonderland. You can also find Altenew’s pan watercolor set. These watercolors are very pigmented and most of the current colors correspond with their ink colors.
The above photos show most of the finished watercoloring. I inked the stamp with Altenew’s crisp black ink on watercolor paper. (Altenew’s permanent crisp black ink and Gina K’s amalgam ink are both watercolor and alcohol marker friendly.) The roses were painted with Autumn Blaze, Midnight Violet, from the Spring Garden set and from the Winter Wonderland set Espresso. Most of the leaves were painted with Limeade and Moss from the Spring Garden set. The filler flowers were painted with Warm Sunshine, Autumn Blaze, and Midnight Violet that are included in the Spring Garden set.
Above is the finished card. I die cut “Love” three times out of Gina K Designs 100# black cardstock, glued those layers together, set aside to dry. For the finished front layers I adhered Gina K’s 100# red velvet cardstock to Gina K’s 120# white card base along with trimming down the painted image and attaching that to the red cardstock. Not shown is my coloring in of the “Love” image with a black marker. I then attached the black “Love” die to the “Love” image on the painted piece. Things were still not popping enough for me. That’s when I decided to added Glossy Accents to the “Love” die and black gloss peel-off rule stickers. I feel the peel-off stickers helped the “Love” pop.
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Affiliated links are listed below at no cost to you. Most of the supplies for making this project were purchased by me. If you click on the thumbnails below (you have a choice of several online stores) and make a purchase, I get a small commission. I want to thank everyone for their continued support of my art.